Merc’s Vito van TG’s Speed Week hero BBC Top Gear

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The true of Top Gear magazine’s Performance Car Of The showdown was not the Lamborghini Aventador nor the Porsche Cayman. It was not the Merc A45 AMG nor the plucky Mountune-fettled Ford ST.

The true hero of TG’s Week was our support vehicle: the Sport X, Mercedes’ most van and one of our very favourite things driven all year.

True, Top does not know a great about vans. Top Gear tell you whether the Vito X is a smarter bet for transporting your windows or industrial pipework or collection of vintage smut say, a Transit or a Vivaro.

However, Top Gear does a little about driving a ham-fisted loon around a French race circuit, and on score the Sport X makes us happy.

Housed under that exterior is the 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel Merc’s road car division, for 221bhp and 325lb ft of torque. In the Of Vans, that’s Veyron-esque

0-62mph takes 9.1 seconds, might not sound like against three-second Aventadors and 12Cs, but in a vehicle with the dimensions of a Nissen hut, indecently rapid.

But the most bit is what happens when you too fast, at a corner. The surprising specifically, is that the Sport X get around the corner instead of you into a distant field said collection of vintage fluttering gently about ears.

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The Sport X’s suspension is than the standard Vito’s with fat Continentals wrapped Brabus 18-inch alloys, it bends with such you occasionally forget you’re in, a big square van. And, it’s rear-drive, you can even a shot at drifting it if you’re especially brave. This will likely not last

True, the Vito didn’t get the Circuit de Charade quite so as the 691bhp Aventador, but trust us: an will really struggle to three photographers, a two-man crew and all their assorted The Vito swallowed the lot.

speaking of photographers, you’re to ever see one perched atop an roof to capture Top Gear cover shot: at least, if you do, owns the Aventador will not be happy.

The Vito Sport X is a cheaper than the £295,000 too. For a mere £35,000 VAT) you get leather and tinted and carpeted floors and auto-adjusting lamps with cornering and all sorts of other goodies.

OK, so those in the know about vehicles tell us that 35 is actually rather a lot for a light But for a track beast that’s an unsurpassed people-and-stuff lugger and a photography platform, it sounds a bargain to us.

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